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Concert to benefit Doleman museum in Hagerstown

September 17, 2008|By DAN DEARTH

HAGERSTOWN - The family and friends of the late Marguerite Doleman will host a concert next month in Hagerstown to raise money for the creation of The Doleman Black Heritage Museum.

Marguerite's son, Charles "Sonny" Doleman, said the museum would showcase artifacts that his mother collected from black households in Washington County over the course of several decades.

Some of the items include slave bills of sale and mid-19th-century quilts that former slaves made to commemorate their freedom.

Charles Doleman said the concert will be held Oct. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the University System of Maryland-Hagerstown. Tickets will cost $50 for the event, which will feature Marcus Johnson, a jazz musician from Washington, D.C.

"This is just the first of very many fundraisers," Doleman said. "We want to show we're able to bring in some funds to be able to solicit more help from the government."

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On Tuesday, the Hagerstown City Council pledged $1,000 in cash to the museum and $200 in city services to help with the concert.

In addition, USM-H officials have committed $1,000 and services, and the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau donated $1,500.

People who want tickets may call Janice Kelsh at 301-797-7675 or send an e-mail to dolemanbhm@yahoo.com.

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